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East Harwich
Barnstable County, Massachusetts


Page Contents for East Harwich, Massachusetts

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Massachusetts state capital is Boston.
The population of East Harwich is approximately 4,744 (2000), 4872 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,943 (2000), 2125 (2010).
The amount of land area in East Harwich is 21.375 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in East Harwich is 8.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.82 sq kilometers.
The distance from East Harwich to Washington DC is 429 miles.
The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 68 miles. (as the crow flies)
East Harwich is positioned 41.70 degrees north of the equator and 70.03 degrees west of the prime meridian.
East Harwich elevation is 69 feet above sea level.
East Harwich per capita income is $ 22,450 (2000).
East Harwich median income is $ 46,777 (2000).


in the Cape Cod area of southeastern Massachusetts about 47 miles from Plymouth and about 84 miles from Boston. It is on the south side of the peninsula with a good deal of shoreline on Nantucket Sound. Other nearby communities include Harwich Center, Harwich, West Chatham, Harwich Port, Brewster and Chatham.
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History & History Related Items

The Town of Harwich was settled about 1665 and later incorporated in 1694. Much of the history was centered around the sea and its related industries, but when oil was discovered and the whaling industry dropped off, cod fishing took its place. By the mid 1800s Harwich had 48 ships that were based here. Eventually, the fishing industry declined and other industries took its place such as cranberry bogs and tourism. Both industries remain important in the economy of the area today.
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Cape Cod Rail Trail runs through the area.

Harwich Information Booth
Route 28
Harwich Port, MA
Phone: (508) 432-1600
The Harwich Chamber of Commerce invites the public to visit the Information Booth on Route 28 in Harwich Port from Memorial Day Week-end through Columbus Day Week-end, 9 AM - 5PM

Harwich Community Center
information on using space in the building please call 508-430-7568
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East Harwich City Government

Harwich Port is a village in the Town of Harwich. The town includes seven villages including Harwich Center, East Harwich, Harwich Port, South Harwich, Pleasant Lake, North Harwich and West Harwich.
Town of Harwich
Main Street
Harwich Center, MA
Phone: (508) 430-7513

The Town of Harwich is governed by a Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator.

East Harwich Chamber

Harwich Chamber of Commerce
550 Main St., Rte. 28
Harwichport, MA
Phone: 508-432-1600
Toll-free: 800-441-3199

East Harwich Community News

Cape Cod Today - Historic Harwich Blog

East Harwich Organizations

Harwich Chamber of Commerce
550 Main St., Rte. 28
Harwichport, MA
Phone: 508-432-1600
Toll-free: 800-441-3199

East Harwich Schools

Harwich Schools
Phone: 508-430-7550 East Harwich


The population of East Harwich was:
1990 - 3,828
2000 - 4,744

Per capita income:
1999 - $ 22,450

Median Household income:
2000 - $ 46,777
2005 - $ 55,400

Median House value:
2000 - $ 175,200
2005 - $ 392,400

Median age:
2000 - 47.6 years

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